Sending Love Across the Miles : Making a Pop-up Card

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I have a beloved cousin who lives far away, and I wanted to make a special birthday card for her. Here’s how it turned out.

I found a card and tutorial presented by Martha Stewart. Here are the instructions, which I found easy enough to follow, but note that the link they provide for the video is not right and should be this one.

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I used some thin origami paper plus some card-stock I had. To stick things together I used two-sided tape everywhere except for the petals, where Martha instructs you to use a glue-stick.

The card Martha made had no decoration on the front, or a spot to write a personal message (unless you simply wrote it on the back), so I fancied up the card I made like so:

The pop-up instructions require that you cut out one petal from each flower in order to make them cup-shaped. So I took those spare petals and made them into hearts for the front of the card.

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Then I made a pocket on the back, into which I put my hand-written note, with an extra piece of card-stock added so the note could be pulled out easily.

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My cousin loved it. She commented about how it looks like the flowers are actually growing as you open the card.

Thanks for taking a look,
xo loulou

ps. This is the same cousin who make me these gorgeous cookies.

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